Peaches make for great desserts
Peaches are currently found at roadside produce stands, local peach orchards and grocery stores. They are very sweet and delicious and healthy for you. On the farm, we canned peaches and froze them for wonderful peach pies, cobblers and of course peach ice cream in the winter. Today’s recipes will include some of those delicious dishes.
First of all I would like to thank Farmer Billy for the delicious fresh-picked cantaloupe from his fields. What a kind gesture indeed. Also, after watching the news, I have addressed my cards to our troops overseas, thanking them for protecting our country so we can remain free. I have several family members serving abroad, so fly those flags and make some cards to be delivered to our armed forces.
Jan’s crisp peaches
Place washed, peeled and pitted peaches in the bottom of a glass baking dish. Top with 2 cups fresh bread crumbs. In a bowl, combine two beaten eggs, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 2 tbsp. melted margarine and mix well. Pour this over peaches and crumbs. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel pit and slice 5 to 6 cups fresh peaches. Combine peaches with 2 cups sugar, 1 tsp. almond extract and 2 tbsp. lemon juice. Spoon this mixture into a 2-qt. baking dish and set aside. Combine 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour, 3 tsp. baking powder and 2 tbsp. sugar and cut in 1/2 cup shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add one slightly beaten egg and 1 cup milk, mixing well. Spread this mixture over the peaches in the baking dish. Dot with 2 tbsp. butter. Bake for 45 minutes. Serve with whipped cream.
Georgia peach homemade ice cream
Puree 2-1/2 lbs. of peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped, with 1/2 cup white sugar and 1 pt. half and half cream in batches in the blender or food processor. In a gallon ice cream freezer container, mix the peach mixture, one 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk, one 12-oz. can evaporated milk and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Pour in enough whole white milk to fill to the fill line, about 2 cups. Follow your ice cream freezer directions to freeze the ice cream. This is delicious. Enjoy!